After days of having gyms “under construction,” Pokémon Go’s biggest overhaul is now available to all players. Not only that, but players logging in today may also find new gyms in areas that used to be Pokestops. Neat.
We’ve all seen speedruns of popular series like Zelda or Mario, but thanks to Speedrun World Records, you can now watch a world record run from a random game with the push of a button. I’m a huge proponent of wasting time, so I’ve also prepared this list of the ten most interesting speedruns I’ve come across.
In a heated video yesterday, professional streamer and YouTuber Desmond Etika Amofah issued a warning against against viewers who “fuck with me, fuck with my money, or fuck with my life.” Amofah, a big personality in the Nintendo community, displayed five recent donations to his Twitch stream, each in quantities of…
As more and more money has flooded into the esports industry, player rights have been a hot topic across multiple games. Careers in esports can be extremely short, making it all the more important to ensure that players receive their fair share of the profits their work generates. With that in mind, Riot Games,…
The PlayStation Vita is something of an oddity—a pricy, powerful portable gaming console adrift in a sea of smartphones, touchscreen controls, and inexpensive app-store games. All the same, we have a fondness for Sony’s beefy handheld, and the many unusual games you can play on it.
We saw it. Now you can see it. Today, Ubisoft put out a video of Michel Ancel playing the Beyond Good & Evil 2 tech demo shown behind closed doors at E3. Look for radical zooming from planet surface to space, and planet-spanning flight. For more about what the game is supposed to be, read our interview with Ancel.
GTA V fans have looked for aliens endlessly since the launch of the game, all to no avail. After years of fruitless searching, fans have finally started solving a three-year-old mystery involving an alien egg in the GTA V code.
Normally you’d expect a video game event to be ceremonially opened by, say, a video game executive, but Europe’s big 2017 show—GamesCom, in Köln—will be kicked off on August 22 by none other than the Leader Of The Free World herself, German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Amazon’s had a ton of good board game deals lately, but if you’ve still got room on your shelf, 7 Wonders is well worth picking up for $24, within about a dollar of an all-time low.
Blizzard is making some changes to card packs in Hearthstone. No more duplicate legendary cards until you have them all, and starting with the next expansion, you’ll be guaranteed at least one legendary in the first ten packs of a new set.
E3 was full of massive AAA titles like God of War, Assassin’s Creed, and Call of Duty. But the one game that’s stuck in my mind the most is Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin. It’s half brawler, half farming sim—it’s a weird combination, but I can’t stop thinking about it.
It is time once again for the annual ritual of buying PC games you’re never going to play—welcome to the 2017 Steam summer sale.
Tiny battle robots facing off in a small ring, knocking the crap out of each other. The future of sumo is now.
Homeworld, a space strategy game that is almost perfect, was just the first of three releases in the series around the turn of the millennium. The first two games have been remastered and re-released for a while now, but the third and I think best—Homeworld: Cataclysm—has long been assumed lost. Until now.
Designer Abhishek Singh created a first-person augmented reality version of Super Mario Bros.’ first level, which is very cool. Then he dressed up as Mario to test out his creation in New York City’s Central Park. That’s the dangerous bit.
Insomniac CEO Ted Price joins us on today’s Kotaku Splitscreen to talk about virtual reality, what it’s like to be a CEO at E3, and how the Spider-Man PS4 game came together.
The sad decline of the Mana series has been difficult to watch, and it’s equally unfortunate that its spiritual successor Ever Oasis suffers from similar problems—solid action RPG mechanics and moments of creative brilliance hampered by an experimental gameplay structure that drags everything down with it.